COVID-19 Information

Updated 26th June 2020

On 26th June 2020, NSFA in conjuction with KDFRA, have produced the following Match Day Protocols:

Updated 25th June 2020

On 25th June 2020, NSFA issued the following guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases in football:

Updated 19th June 2020:

On 19th June 2020, Foootball NSW developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan which has been adopted by NSFA & Willoughby Dalleys FC and is effective from 1st July 2020. This plan will cover the commencement of competition matches which are commencing on 3rd/4th July 2020. It also covers the full resumption of training as activities.

Updated 12th June 2020:

On 12th June 2020, Football NSW released its Level B "Return to Training Guidelines". These will come into effect from Saturday 13th June 2020.
All the current restrictions from Level 1 are still inforce, with the exception that groups of 20 persons (players/coaches) may now train together. In addition, a full size pitch can have 4 groups of 20 persons training at the same time. Willoughby Park #2 will be restricted to 2 groups of 20 persons training at the same time.

The Willoughby Dalleys FC training schedule from Level 1 restrictions will remain in force for Level B.

Teams are also reminded that training is still required to be non-contact.

Updated 11th June 2020:

On 11th June 2020, NSFA announced that Men's Premier League & Men's O35's competitions are approved to commence from 3rd July 2020. Return to Play Guidelines will be released shortly (Level C AIS Framework).

The M35-Div 2 comp will be 14 games, with competition ending 4th October 2020.

The Men's Premier League competition format will be announced within the next 7 days.

As of Saturday 13th June, groups of 20 will be permitted outdoors, including sport activities such as training. However, NO contact training must continue for now.

Updated 10th June 2020:

On 10th June 2020, both the NSW Government & Football NSW announced that sport for those over 18 year olds and older can resume across NSW from 1st July.
We are just awaiting final approval from NSFA to confirm that the start date for our Men's Senior Leagues will be Saturday 4th July 2020. 

Updated 2nd June 2020:

On 2nd June 2020, both the NSW Government & Football NSW announced that sport for 18 year olds and under can resume across NSW from 1st July.
We are just awaiting final approval from NSFA to confirm that the start date for our junior miniroos will be Saturday 4th July 2020. 

Updated 1st June 2020:

Under strict NSW Government Office of Sport guidelines, Football NSW, NSFA & Willoughby City Council  have granted approval for Willoughby Dalleys FC to re-commence football training from Tuesday 26th May 2020. The Club has submitted a modified training schedule and health & safety plan to ensure that we maintain a COVIDsafe environment.

A return to football training is not mandatory. All players/parents should make their own decision regarding their participation in Stage 1 training. The Club will understand if some individuals do not wish to immediately return to training.

Football training will be non-contact, with the matches, tackling, and  1 on 1 duels not permitted. During training, there will be a maximum of 40 persons allowed per full-size field. Refer to the NSFA Return to Training Guidelines for further details (refer below).

The Club's approved Stage 1 training commencement dates are as follows:
  • Men's Premier League - Tuesday 26th May 2020;
  • Men's Over 35's - Tuesday 2nd June 2020;
  • Miniroos - Wednesday 3rd June 2020.
All Players, Parents, Team Managers, Coaches, Age Coordinators, Committee Members and other Volunteers  should familiarise themselves with the following guidelines & publications:

Team Managers ,Coaches & Age Coordinators: All Club members & parents should continue to follow common-sense rules that are currently in place, such as:
  • maintain 1.5m physical distancing;
  • maintain hand hygiene by regularly washing hands or using hand santiser - BEFORE & AFTER training;
  • sneeze or cough into a tissue or elbow, NOT your hands;
  • if using tissues, place them in the bin after use;
  • do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean;
  • do not attend training if you are not feeling well or have a fever;
  • no spitting at any time;
  • no sharing of water bottles;
  • no sharing of equipment such as footballs (miniroos);
  • only coaches should handle the coaching equipment;
  • avoid bringing bags to training - players should already be dressed for training when they arrive;
  • download the COVIDSafe app (optional).
Parents/Guardians should ensure that their child is aware of the new guidelines. The Club recommends that only one parent attend training per child, and that they adhere to the social distancing rules that the government currently has in place. Parents should not gather along the outside of the training ground in groups.

Each team must adhere to their approved commencement date & training allocation under Stage 1 Training, whilst adhering to the simple message for training: "GET IN, TRAIN, GET OUT". There will be a 15-minute gap in between each of the Miniroo training sessions.

Team Managers will also need to keep an attendance register of players, coaches & officials attending each training session via 
Football NSW - Training Attendance Register Level-1 or Team Managers Portal (MyClubMate - Team Attendance). Alternatively, this can be done by taking a photo of the attendees at each training session.

Hand sanitiser & Glen 20 Disinfectant Surface Spray will be provided by the Club as part of each Team Manager's Kit bag.

For up-to-date information, please visit the following links:

Willoughby Dalleys FC COVID-19 Safety Coordinator & Safety Plan

The Club's COVID-19 Safety Coordinator is Bob Tomasic (

Willoughby Dalleys FC COVID-19 Safety Plan.